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justice john roberts, jr. the public swearing-in and all the pomp and circumstance that go with it were put off until today and what a day it is. the temperature right now is in the high 30s. the sky is clear, a brilliant winter's day in the nation's capital. people are pouring into the national mall to witness a day of history. the first family began the day by attending services at st. john's church. that's right across the street from the white house. that's a long-standing tradition for presidents on inauguration day. joining me now in our cbs coverage is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor of ""face the nation."" bob, what are you expecting to see? >> well, it's going to be an important day for the nation, but i must say, you know, the fiscal cliff negotiations, the slaughter of those children in connecticut made it difficult for washington to be festive this time around. it's also a very unusual atmosphere because of this gridlock. i mean, you're not hearing people talk about hope and renewal this time around, but is the government broken? the whole system
, john roberts, he is going to make his way. >> the notecards are there. chief justice roberts loved the oath, and i thought that was interesting. here come the daughters, sasha and malia. looking spectacular in their coats. >> yesterday his youngesty his t daughter said daddy, you did not mess up. [laughter] >> the president obama started the morning with a little prayer service, interface from all kinds of spiritual leaders, reverend lyons sat down with chris wallace in recent days and gave a little bit of a sermon and talked about how in recent days he thinks the president has been almost pastor in chief dealing with tragedies such as the one in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring communities together their and president has an opportunity today to try to bring the country together. there will be a luncheon with congressional leaders after the swearing in his. you will see that giant stand behind me that has bulletproof glass, the president and first lady will review the parade. we are told that the president attended school there, play basketball, it was interesting to note tha
john roberts swearing in the president with just his immediate family present. today's ceremony is ceremonial. the president was sworn in on sunday, one of only six times in our history that has happened. in essence, chief justice john roberts and president obama will have worked together on the swearing in four times, even though the president -- four years ago, i had a muffled, and they redid it at the white house. the next call comes from arlington, texas. caller: good morning. i wanted to comment on the fact that the state will go down in history as our greatest signal of socialism. it is a sad day. thank you. host: back live picture you're seeing on your screen right now -- that is taken from the capitol itself, looking down at the mall, and you can see how the crowds are already developing around the different goals and different areas, standing areas, that are available on the national mall. there is a camera up at the top of the washington monument. that is being shared by all the networks, and it is looking down on the white house. that is a camera from the top of the w
second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have a stellar group of guests joining us throughout the day. honestly, to cut to the chase, it is pretty much everybody you know from msnbc. plus, visits with some members of the obama administration, folks from congress, we'll have live reports from the capitol and all along the parade route. and who knows what surprises along the way. it will be a fun day. reverend al sharpton and chris hayes are joining us onset as the day goes along. alongside me are melissa maris perry, ed schultz and the one and only chris matthews. mr. matthews, this is, i think of this as chris christmas. >> i think of the alternative it could be today. john bolden becoming secretary of state, the coke brothers up on the podium with donald trump, it is not tha
john roberts officially administered the oath in a small, private ceremony in the blue room at the white house as per the constitution. >> this morning the president and the vice president attended church services with their families at st. john's church, an inauguration day tradition ever since franklin roosevelt started it in 1933. president obama arrived at the capitol just a few minutes ago. he will soon be announced to the crowd and seated. here are the highlights of today's program. vice president joe biden will take the oath of office first administered by supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor. >> and then the crowd will be treated to a musical selection by james taylor and then chief justice john roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she ha
yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense of the new first inaugural. this is important. i think it's a defining moment for the second inaugural, the president at the top of his popularity over the past three years and this is a chance to lay out what he wants to do, i think, in broad terms and specifically of course in the the state of the union. >> what do you say about the second inaugural? >> it's a ritual. there's a lot of celebrities in the crowd. i learned
, of course, where the president was formally sworn in yesterday by chief justice john roberts. we saw chief justice john roberts with the oath in his hand. he was sworn in for the third time yesterday. he will be sworn in for a fourth time in about an hour. >> it's one of the human details. we'll see if he holds it again when he appears on the platform. it was about his prodigious memory four years ago. >> but the moments going in for the supreme court justices can be tough ones. it shows the division of government and the court having tremendous power in this system. and this president and this chief justice are not on the same page. we've seen that throughout our history, starting with thomas jefferson, who hated john marshall, his cousin. and we saw it again with abraham lincoln and roger tony. and you have that division of government and tension on this platform today. >> i think one of the things you note is the two marine guards, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in he
the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who either are donors or related to people who are in elected positions, and they get to sit right in front of the president. right there is the balcony of the capitol where the president will take the oath of office. somebody else who gets to have a great seat in the house, if you're a celebrity. same thi
john roberts had to give him the oath of office again the next day. that coupled with the fact that this year, inauguration day falls on a monday and he had to be sworn in yesterday is the reason why barack obama is the second president in history to be sworn in four times although unlike franklin roosevelt, it is just for two terms. yesterday when sasha said and you didn't mess up, that's what the president was talking about. when he said i did it. >> jennifer: that's exactly right. you're seeing dr. jill biden coming in. i'm assuming joe biden won't be far behind. he has to enter with the president before the official shindig. there are, by the way, there are -- there is going to be a huge parade after this. there are like 28,000 seats on the parade route. there's 50,000 volunteers all making this happen. during the break, they were showing some images of people who were just out on the mall, very, very excited. >> we'll see how the crowd goes crazy when the president comes out, when the first lady comes out. one of the most amazing things about president obama is the immense
, john g roberts junior who was administering the presidential oath of office. everyone, please rise. >> please, raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack obama do solemnly swear. >> i solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of the president of united states. >> ambled to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, esther president. [cheering and applause] ♪ neil: all right, for the fourth time in the last five presidencies, dating back to ronald reagan, a president has been sworn into a second term. this is the first free time succession of dual elected presidents. , jefferson, james madison and james monro. bill clinton, two terms and, of course, barack obama now starting his second term. a very unusual moment in american history to see this happen. twenty-one gun salute honoring this historic moment takes place
and applause] >> it is my honor to present the chief justice of the united states, john g. roberts, jr., who will administer the presidential oath of office. everyone please rise. [cheers and applause] >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swire. >> bay rauk hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. [cheers and applause] ♪ . ♪ . [cannons firing] >> ladies and gentlemen, it is my great privilege and distinct honor to introduce the 44th president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [cheers and applause] [applause] >> thank you. [shouting] >> thank you. thank you so much. vice pr
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